Saturday, October 3, 2009

Incredible Infancy

For the newborn, the finest toy is you-his mother. He enjoys being cuddled and likes looking at you and loves to pay attention to your voice. It is through you that he learns about the humankind around him.
Nevertheless, a baby needs other enthusiasm. Toys are the most excellent way of giving the much needed excitement to the babies. The best toys for a baby in his first six months are those designed to wake up and, then, sharpen his sense of sight, sound and touch. He will be attached to bright rattles, colored discs and mobiles. It is not that rough to make your own mobiles and give it to the baby to have fun. Dangle no matter which that’s vivid, shiny and amusing on ribbons or nylon threads, and ties them to clothes hangers, embroidery hoops or plain sticks.
The skill level of the baby can be well developed by giving him the wanted toys. Also give him objects of diverse textures to handle, such as a small ball, a rattle, a piece of sponge, soft toys stuffed with cotton etc. Use objects which can be washed and which are out of harm's way.
When the baby is six months old, he will show symptoms and be able to be pleased about books with pictures of familiar objects in them. He will get pleasure from your turning the pages for him. Children at this age like being spoken to, will try to vigorously communicate with you and will try to imitate your movements. He likes to sway or clap to recognizable songs and rhymes. He likes to be delighted, and enjoys playing hide and seek.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Helping a baby feed by his own self

Babies always make a lot of problem while on a feed. It is indeed tremendously tough to manage the baby while feeding. Parents and caretakers need to be enormously patient and careful while feeding the baby. By about seven months your baby will be making a strong-minded effort to feed himself. Spoon-feed him first, keeping the bowl out of contact. Then let him play with the residual food while still feeding him. Let him dip his fingers in the bowl and thrust food in to his mouth. Finger foods are less messed up at this stage. Hold a sipping cup for him, but fill up a spoon that he can pick up and hold himself, The spoon need to be disinfected and must be ready to bring into play.
Assist him by enduring to feed him yourself, but let him play with his food. Have a warm washcloth useful, and face the fact that most mealtimes engage a great deal of mess. Then you can show your baby how to grip a spoon and get food in his mouth rather than smear it all over his face. Be uncomplaining with him for the symptom, and allow yourself the time to make this a fun as well as a learning experience. One can with no trouble spot out that there will be a steady development of coordination in this regard.